This private island offers an informal luxury Caribbean experience, with 22 spacious cottages and villas privately situated over 115 acres of lush forest and cliff-tops, with views of practically deserted pristine beaches and surrounded by clear-blue seas.
The aim of the resort is to be as sustainable as possible, with a large organic garden, growing an array of vegetables, tropical fruit and produce. There are also a number of conservation initiatives underway, such as coral regeneration programs, water recycling and sustainable fishing campaigns.
Scuba for Mindfulness
Mindfulness has taken the world by storm and is now practiced in all manner of settings. Defined as ‘awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally’ (Jon Kabat-Zin), scuba diving provides a perfect backdrop for training the mind in this way.
Matthew Semark, General Manager of Petit St. Vincent and experienced diving instructor said of the initiative: ‘mindfulness is now huge above land, so we believe it is time to take it under water. We have really excellent diving here and our Cousteau-trained instructors ensure a calm and seamless experience throughout, leaving the mind free to focus on the breath and spectacular underwater scenery.’
PADI Discover Scuba – from classroom to reef in two hours
Many believe that to dive a reef, you need to spend days training. However at Petit St. Vincent, it is possible in just a couple of hours. After an in-depth training session from the PADI Diving Instructors in the center and then the shallows, it is off to a nearby reef; here guests can dive up to 12 meters, with an instructor by their side at all times. They can then continue to dive throughout their holiday.
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